Kawarau Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2006

Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand

Price: $34.00 $19.99
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Item No. 117550
  • RP90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Sweet berry fruits and savory flavors are combined with spicy characters on the palate to produce a rich and elegantly textured wine. It is a powerful, complex style of wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared for up to 5 years.

Critical Acclaim

"A simple, tight nose of baked black cherries, wild strawberry and sous-bois that could do with more vigour and lift. The palate is full-bodied with saturated tannins, but with good balanced and fine acidity to cut through those chewy black cherry and plum fruits. An ambitious, almost decadent Pinot Noir and it just about pulls it off. Good winemaking at work. Tasted January 2008. Drink 2008-2015."
90 Points

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Learn About Kawarau Estate

Kawarau Estate was established in 1992.The fruit used for all our wines has been organically grown at our Dunstan vineyard north of Lowburn, near Cromwell in Central Otago.From its inception, the vineyard has been managed according to strict organic principles. Herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, fungicides or synthetic fertilisers are not used.The vineyard has had full organic...

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Learn About Central Otago

(oh-TAH-go) The southernmost vineyards of the world lie here in Central Otago. Unlike most other New Zealand appellations, Central Otago is inland - nestled right in the middle of the southern island. Its lack of proximity to water creates weather more continental than maritime, leading to big temperature shifts - hot during the day, significantly cooler at night. Notable...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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